ICC Members Elect Board Officers, Directors
Revised Bill Dupler’s official title; posted July 29, 2011.
Brothers, Dupler, Piester Elected Officers
James L. Brothers (left), Building Director for the city of Decatur, Ala., has been elected President of the International Code Council Board of Directors. Brothers, who previously served as Vice President of the Code Council Board, serves on the Legislative and Codes Advisory Council for the American Society of Interior Design and is Past President of the North Alabama Code Officials Association and the Code Officials Association of Alabama.
William (Bill) Dupler, Deputy County Administrator for Community Development for Chesterfield County, Va., was elected vice president of the International Code Council. Dupler is responsible for directing the Building Inspection, Economic Development, Environmental Engineering, Planning, Transportation and Utilities departments of Chesterfield County.
Ronald E. Piester (third from left), Director of the New York Department of State Division of Code Enforcement and Administration, was elected Secretary/Treasurer of the ICC Board. A Certified Code Enforcement Official and Professional Code Administrator, Piester manages a 60-person division that administers and enforces New York’s Uniform Fire Prevention and Building Code and State Energy Conservation Construction Code. He previously served as a Director on the ICC Board.
Ron Lynn (right) is Immediate Board Past President and Director and Building Official, Clark County Department of Development Services, Las Vegas.
Six Elected as Board Directors
Grand County, Utah, Building Official Jeff Whitney was elected to serve as a Sectional Director on the Code Council Board for a region that includes Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas, Utah, and Mexico. Whitney holds 12 Code Council certifications and is Past President of the Utah Chapter of the International Code Council. It’s his second term as a Board of Director, but first as a Sectional Director.
Stephen D. Jones, Construction Official for Millburn Township and the Borough of Florham Park, N.J., was re-elected to an at-large director seat on the ICC Board. A Certified Building Official, Jones is responsible for the daily operations of the Millburn Township and Florham Park Borough Building Departments and supervises the department’s zoning official and code enforcement officer.
Guy Tomberlin, Code Specialist for the Fairfax County, Va., Commercial Inspections Division, also was re-elected as an at-large Director. A Certified Building Official who has been active in code enforcement since 1985, Tomberlin also has served on the ICC subsidiary International Accreditation Service Board of Directors.
Georgia Assistant State Fire Marshal M. Dwayne Garriss was elected to serve as a Sectional Director on the Code Council Board for a region that includes Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and the Caribbean. Garriss has served as Chairman of the Georgia Fire Safety Symposium and as the Safety Fire Commissioner’s designee on the State Codes Advisory Committee for the Georgia Department of Community Affairs.
Alex “Cash” Olszowy, Building Inspection Supervisor for the Lexington Fayette Urban County Government in Kentucky, was elected as an at-large Director. Olszowy is President of the Code Administrators Association of Kentucky and has served for 10 years on the chapter’s Board of Directors.
ICC Board Directors serve three-year terms.
Rhode Island State Building Code Commissioner John “Jack” Leyden was elected to a two-year term on the Code Council Board, filling the seat vacated by Piester, who was elected Secretary/Treasurer. Leyden is a Certified Building Official with the Code Council and the State of Rhode Island, and serves as Executive Secretary of the Rhode Island Building Codes Standards Committee.
The International Code Council, a membership association dedicated to building safety, fire prevention and energy efficiency, develops the codes used to construct residential and commercial buildings, including homes and schools. Most U.S. cities, counties and states choose the International Codes, building safety codes developed by the International Code Council. The International Codes also serve as the basis for construction of federal properties around the world, and as a reference for many nations outside the United States.